2014 events in history

Jan 9 An explosion at a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant in Yokkaichi, Japan, kills at least five people and injures 17 others
Jan 19 A bomb attack on an army convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 26 soldiers and injures 38 others
Jan 24 The Philippines and the Bangsamoro agree to a peace deal that would help end the 45-year conflict
Jan 24 Three bombs explode in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, killing about 7 people and injuring over 100 others
Feb 7 The opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics takes place in Sochi, Russia
Feb 8 A hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia kills 15 Egyptian pilgrims with 130 also injured
Feb 11 A military transport plane crashes in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people
Feb 15 Renaud Lavillenie of France breaks Sergey Bubka's world record in pole vault with a mark of 6.16 m
Feb 18 At least 76 people are killed and hundreds are injured in clashes between riot police and demonstrators in Kiev, Ukraine
Feb 22 President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine is impeached by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by a vote of 328-0, fulfilling a major goal of the Euromaidan rebellion
Feb 23 The closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics take place in Sochi, Russia
Mar 1 At least 29 people are killed and 130 injured in a mass stabbing at Kunming Railway Station in China
Mar 7 The opening ceremony for the Winter Paralympics take place in Sochi, Russia
Mar 8 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears over the Gulf of Thailand en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft is believed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia with all 239 people on board dead
Mar 11 The Republic of Crimea declares its independence
Mar 12 An explosion in the New York City neighborhood of East Harlem kills 8 and injures 70 others
Mar 16 Crimea votes in a controversial referendum to secede from Ukraine to join Russia
Mar 18 The parliaments of Russia and Crimea sign an accession treaty
Mar 20 Four suspected Taliban members attack the luxurious Kabul Serena Hotel, killing at least 9 people
Mar 22 At least 35 people die in Balochistan, Pakistan, in a collision between a petrol tanker and two buses
Mar 22 Forty-three people are killed in a mudflow near Oso, Washington
Mar 22 Turtle Canyon is opened in Newport, Kentucky
Mar 29 The first same-sex marriages in England and Wales are performed
Apr 2 A spree shooting occurs at the Fort Hood Army Base near the town of Killeen, Texas, with four people dead, including the gunman, and 16 others sustaining injuries
Apr 10 Kathleen Sebelius resigns as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, in light of fallout from the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov
Apr 12 A wildfire ravages the Chilean city of Valparaíso, killing 16, displacing nearly 10,000, and destroying over 2,000 homes
Apr 13 A bus traveling from Villahermosa to Mexico City crashes into a tractor-trailer and catches fire, killing at least 36 people
Apr 14 Twin bomb blasts in Abuja, Nigeria, kill at least 75 people and injures 141 others
Apr 15 More than 200 female students are declared missing after a mass kidnapping in Borno State, Nigeria
Apr 15 A total lunar eclipse occurs, producing a Blood Moon
Apr 16 The MV Sewol ferry carrying more than 450 people capsizes near Jindo Island off South Korea, leaving 295 passengers and crew dead and 9 more missing
Apr 17 NASA's Kepler confirms the discovery of the first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star
Apr 18 16 people are killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest
Apr 22 More than 60 people are killed and 80 are seriously injured in a train crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Katanga Province
Apr 27 Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are declared saints in the first papal canonization since 1954
Apr 27 A tornado outbreak over much of the eastern United States kills more than 45 people
Apr 30 A bomb blast in Ürümqi kills 3 people and injures 79 others
May 2 Two mudslides in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, leave up to 2,500 people missing
May 4 3 people are killed and 62 injured in a pair of bombings on buses in Nairobi, Kenya
May 6 Six people are injured in a knife attack at a Chinese train station in Guangzhou
May 11 15 people are killed and 46 injured in Kinshasa in a stampede caused by tear gas being thrown into the stand by police officers attempting to defuse a hostile incident
May 13 An explosion at an underground coal mine in south-western Turkey kills 301 miners
May 13 Major floods in Southeast Europe kill at least 47 people
May 16 12 people are killed in two explosions in the Gikomba market area of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi
May 17 A plane crash in northern Laos kills 17 people
May 20 More than 118 people are killed in two bombings in Jos, Nigeria
May 21 A knife attack on a Taipei Metro train leaves at least 4 dead and 21 others injured
May 21 The National September 11 Museum opens to the public
May 22 An explosion occurs in the city of Ürümqi, the capital of China's far-western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, resulting in at least 43 deaths and 91 injuries
May 22 General Prayuth Chan-ocha of the Royal Thai Armed Forces announces a military coup d'état, following six months of political turmoil